Stad Amsterdam

Description Stad Amsterdam

Newbuilt 1997 - 2000

• Client                                                  City of Amsterdam, Randstad Holding

• Main Contractor                                  Damen Shipyards

• Main Contractor for rigging                  Shipowner  Rederij Clipper Stad Amsterdam           

                                                               Rigging Master            Richard Tefsen

• Subcontractors Rigging                        Verhoef BV, United Baltic Sails, Mennens Amsterdam
                                                                Ording Blockmakers, Slo-Rid BV
                                                                and others

• Duration of project                                 June 1997 – May 2000

• Location                                                 National Nautical Museum Amsterdam,

                                                                 Damen Oranjewerf Amsterdam


Clipper Stad Amsterdam was  designed by Gerard Dijkstra NA who modelled her after the mid-19th century frigate Amsterdam, but she is not a replica. A major difference is that the hull is made of steel. The owners call the ship a "modern extreme clipper in historical perspective", meaning that the construction method is a combination of the best qualities of clippers of the past, outfitted and built with modern techniques but with a classic 'look and feel'.
Even though she was not built as an extreme clipper, it is popular to call all clippers "extreme" because of the popular conception of speed. She is a very fast ship, with 15 knots being a normal speed. She won the 2001 Cutty Sark Tall Ships' Races.
The building of the hull in 1997/98 was carried out as a work experience project for the unemployed (metalworking and welding).
The ship was first presented to the public at the 2000 edition of SAIL Amsterdam. During the 2005 edition of the event she was the flagship.
The ship is used for sail-training and as a charter-ship for guests. The crew originates mostly from the Netherlands and Denmark and always consists of many nationalities. The official language on board is English. The home port of Clipper Stad Am,sterdam is Amsterdam.
In September 2009 Stad Amsterdam was refitted to accommodate a televised research expedition, tracing the second voyage of HMS Beagle (1831–1836). The ship re-sailed the route of the Beagle in approximetely 8 months while collecting information to allow comparison between Charles Darwins Beagle observations and the current ones.


Source wikipedia



General characteristics Stad Amsterdam

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Damen Shipyards 1997-2000
Rederij Clipper Stad Amsterdam
723 GRT
78,00 m
4,80 m
31 sails
17 knots
2012; 1997 - 2000